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Several games under development for the just-revealed PlayStation®4 will feature SpeedTree® for Games, and it was announced today that the game industry’s premier vegetation middleware fully supports the platform. We’re really excited about the PS4’s system architecture. We welcomed the eight symmetric x86 cores with open arms, as I suspect most developers will. The abundant […]

Updated February 26, 2013 With the 2012 Oscars® now in the history books, it’s a good time to point out how SpeedTree® has played a part in several major productions recently recognized for excellence in visual effects. Check out the winning and nominated films/studios that have used SpeedTree to help create lifelike animated trees and vegetation […]

We’re pleased to share that fxphd, an online training school for post-production visual effects, and motion graphics, is now offering a course on several SpeedTree v6 animation products taught by the award-winning VFX supervisor at Brainstorm Digital, Eran Dinur.  The course, PNT205: 3D Plants and Digital Environments, will guide participants working with SpeedTree and VFX software in […]

cmiVFX, which makes and markets detailed tutorials for visual effects artists around the world, has developed a 2-hour, 50-minute SpeedTree® tutorial for creating digital trees and forests. “The days of using turtle equations for the sole purpose of creating branches and leaves are all but a memory when you have access to IDV’s SpeedTree Modeler,” […]

We’re excited to announce a new agreement with the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, one of the world’s leading schools for CG training, to make SpeedTree a key part of Gnomon’s training curriculum before the end of the year. SpeedTree will be installed in the school’s computer labs, taught in its digital environment creation courses, […]

In Los Angeles this week? If so, please pay a visit to the IDV team in Booth #244 at SIGGRAPH 2012 (August 7-9, Los Angeles Convention Center).  Not only does the world’s largest computer graphics conference promise to be better than ever this year, but this will also be the first time we’ve shown our […]

With the release of SpeedTree Cinema/Studio 6.2 and unveiling at SIGGRAPH 2012 (Booth #244), we can’t wait to see the amazing things that film, animation and TV producers will do next with our modeling and rendering tools.  It’s truly exciting for us to see how talented animators and artists are using SpeedTree to create tree […]